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Right, who would be an acceptable person to ask for a reference for a job? Apart from former line managers..
even if theyve never met you
i work at a uni and lecturers always write references even if they can't remember the student. they just look at a list of marks and go 'ah yes, i'm sure they were a good student'. unless you failed everything. then it doesn't really work...
And that was about 4 years ago... I can't remember who mine was!
i reckon vague consistency is enough. and you don't even need to remember who your tutor was! (NB this may not apply to all universities...)
and didn't really do any work by myself..
Though I've just remembered I did a diploma at coventry uni.. that may be a route..
who is slightly respectable (teacher, doctor etc.)
..gonna have to wait til later to get some contact details..
Sadpunk is probably slightly more acceptable though.
'dear such and such, nick is a really good guy (etcetera etcetera)...
Bung him a twenty, put business down as "entrepreneur".
Just applying lateral thinking to a poxy situation :)